double bill

noun

: a bill (as at a theater) offering two features

Examples of double bill in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Thanksgiving began life as a fake trailer included in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's 2007 double bill Grindhouse. Clark Collis, EW.com, 7 Sep. 2023 In a December concert at the Park Avenue Armory, the International Contemporary Ensemble, of which Lewis is the artistic director, played his music on a double bill with a performance by the composer-pianist Amina Claudine Myers, another A.A.C.M. veteran. Alex Ross, The New Yorker, 8 Jan. 2024 Any year in which an unlikely summer double bill became a global moviegoing event — with one film soaring toward $1.5 billion in worldwide grosses and the other closing in on $1 billion — can’t be considered bad news for Hollywood. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 13 Dec. 2023 August 4 An eclectic double bill The indie-folk band The Head and the Heart and alt-indie musician Father John Misty will share top billing at the next Twilight Concert Series show, Friday night at Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main St., Salt Lake City. Sean P. Means, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 July 2023 Last summer, Park Avenue Armory brought in a double bill of his Hamlet, set in a Succession-esque court of Elsinore, and his Oresteia, in which Greek tragedies got squished and transmogrified into a courtroom drama. Vulture, 15 June 2023 Depending on when football ends, either one Yellowstone episode will air at 8 p.m. or a double bill will start an hour earlier. José Sánchez Córdova, Dallas News, 21 July 2023 Da Peng, famed for his TV comedy as well as his movies, arrived in Shanghai with a double bill of his own. Mathew Scott, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 June 2023 Like a host of supernatural creatures and people before her (Miles Morales of Spider-Man, which would make a pleasant double bill with this film; Darby of Darby and the Dead; and Wei-Chen in American Born Chinese), Ruby lives a double life. Lovia Gyarkye, The Hollywood Reporter, 29 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1917, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of double bill was in 1917

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“Double bill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/double%20bill. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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